January 30, 2005

"Radio Gals" Well Worth A Drive To Vista

Radio GalsI was lucky enough to attend the final dress rehearsal of "Radio Gals" at the Avo Playhouse in Vista on Wednesday, thanks to my friend Di'Zsa Wilde and her brilliant daughter Brianna. Bri is in a program called Destination ImagiNation, which teaches kids creativity and problem solving. Her team has to do a skit like an old-time radio show, so Bri made all the arrangements to get 15-20 kids and parents in to see the last rehearsal. Di'Zsa knew I wanted very much to see the show, so she invited me to tag along too.

I was interested in "Radio Gals" because my old friend Bettina "Pixie" Warren is one of the stars, and I hadn't seen her in a play since the early '80s! I loved the show! It's funny and frantic and filled with music and mirth! Pixie was excellent and she barely left the stage during the entire production, so it was a couple hours of getting to watch her perform almost non-stop, which was very cool! That's Pixie on the right side of the flier, by the way, next to the s in Gals.

Go see "Radio Gals" yourself! It's well worth what for me was about a 45-minute drive to Vista. Produced by Moonlight Stage Productions, the show is a musical comedy by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick, the same writing team who created "Pump Boys and Dinettes." It will run from January 27-February 20 at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and also at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Local theater legends Don and Bonnie Ward directed and choreographed the play.

Thanks to Di'Zsa and especially to Brianna for letting me go with you to the "Radio Gals" rehearsal!

Posted at 1:51 PM in DMG's Friends, Theater